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Spotlight on: Kids’ Kits from Harrisville Designs!

Written on April 11, 2015 at 11:30 am, by

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for some colourful kids’ crafts! Our Harrisville Designs kits will introduce your child to a variety of fibre crafts, including weaving, spinning, and felting! Each kit includes all of the materials and instructions you’ll need to make an awesome and creative project, and the child-friendly kits are also appropriate…

New Shibui in the HOUSE!

Written on February 28, 2015 at 3:31 pm, by

Drool… Check out all the new Shibui yarn we have just received!   Shibui linen   Shibui Twig 46% linen, 42% recycled silk, 12% wool   Shibui Silk Cloud 60% kid mohair, 40% silk   Shibui Maai 70% superbaby alpaca, 30% fine merino wool

Spring Kids Classes!

Written on February 28, 2015 at 1:27 pm, by

Check out our new kids classes coming up soon! Awesome felted Spring Eggs and a fun and functional Gnome Home Keepsake Box! These classes are suitable for ages 6-13!   http://wabi-sabi.ca/events/feltedspringeggs/ http://wabi-sabi.ca/events/gnomehomekeepsakebox/

War Time Kntting

Written on November 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm, by

Wabi-Sabi’s new window display is on war time knitting. It ‘s a collection called ‘Service Comforts’ by Nancy Green who has done all the knitting and generously agreed to lend her pieces to be exhibited in our window. The display is a beautiful collection of reproductions of hand knit war time garments all made with…

Get The Word At The Wab

Written on October 25, 2014 at 1:34 pm, by

We’ve got new books!  In a wide range of topics from dying to knitting and  including favourites such as The Big Book of Weaving by Laura Lundell. Double Weave by Jennifer Moore, Learn to Spin by Anne Field, Mollie Makes Embroidery,Crochet One Skein Wonders by Durant and Eckman, and My First Knitting Book by Cico Kids.…

Get Your Hat On!

Written on October 18, 2014 at 12:20 pm, by

It’s hat month at Wabi-Sabi! All month we are featuring every type of hat known to man, beast, and knitter. There’s a hat for every yarn weight and knitting ability, we have everything from lace knit to bulky floppy hats to scats (scarf hats).  The store is bursting with fun wool and matching pom-poms that…

Sally Melville’s L’envelope

Written on October 18, 2014 at 11:39 am, by

It’s not a sweater, it’s not a shawl, it’s better, it’s L’envelope! This fun hybrid’s a flexible knit, meaning you can really make it your own. It can be knit in different yarn weights and is sized to fit. L’envelop is a unique garment that will go with everything, it’s beautiful but easy to make.…

Get Zen & Get Tangled & Untangled at The Wab

Written on September 20, 2014 at 10:26 am, by

Use Zentangle to increase confidence and focus. This contemplative method of creating intricate and beautiful patterns simply uses nothing but pen and paper. Instructor, Nysha Oren Nelson will teach you the basics of this relaxing art form as well as how to use the tangles to interact in your art pieces. It’s an amazing way to spend an…

Measure it, Draft it, Knit it with Sally Melville

Written on September 20, 2014 at 10:05 am, by

We are pleased announce, local knit designer, teacher, and  all around amazing lady, Sally Melville will be teaching at the Wab. Her latest class, Measure it, Draft it. and Knit it, teaches you how to copy your favourite outfit so you get the same kind of flattering shape. Imagine getting the fit you’ve always wanted…

Rainy Day Activities

Written on July 26, 2014 at 11:59 am, by

There’s something special about teaching children to work with their hands. This is why we are so crazy about Harrisville Designs and their projects for the young. We carry a range of their kits in a variety of different fibre activities such as: spool knitting, cotton loops, knitting, felting, crochet, drop spindle and weaving. We…